Average Salary for HDR, Inc. Employees

HDR, Inc. pays its employees $70K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at HDR, Inc. fluctuate depending on your experience level; what you do at the company and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

HDR, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: HDR, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Civil Engineer (24)
$48,869 - $130,000  
[-]Civil Engineer (24)
Salary$48,492 - $119,425  
Total Pay$48,869 - $130,000  
[+]Project Manager, Engineering (9)
$55,366 - $141,387  
[+]Project Manager, Engineering (9)
Salary$55,674 - $132,988  
Bonus$1,070 - $13,782  
Total Pay$55,366 - $141,387  
[+]Structural Engineer (8)
$55,500 - $120,097  
[+]Structural Engineer (8)
Salary$55,761 - $113,258  
Bonus$671 - $19,365  
Total Pay$55,500 - $120,097  
[+]Electrical Engineer (8)
$50,141 - $110,621  
[+]Electrical Engineer (8)
Salary$50,935 - $118,695  
Bonus$18.74 - $3,699  
Total Pay$50,141 - $110,621  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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About This Company


Architecture, Engineering

HDR Inc.

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $56K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $70K. Overall, the greater share of HDR, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $90K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Engineering Senior Project Managers, who earn $112K, closely trailed by Senior Project Architects (about $90K), Engineering Project Managers (approximately $87K), and Structural Engineers (around $73K). Near the bottom at HDR, Inc. are Civil Engineer in Trainings, pulling in just $60K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $88K per year) can be spotted in Denver; Charlotte (approximately $85K), New York ($84K), and the company's headquarter city of Omaha ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. Kansas City is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $62K. By state, HDR, Inc. employees make the most in California, earning around $97K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make about $148K. Earning a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Member certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $129K per year. At HDR, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Civil Engineering (MCE), Civil & Environmental Engineering receive the highest salaries at $139K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $87K. A garden variety skill at HDR, Inc. is Engineering Design; more than a third of HDR, Inc.'s people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, HDR, Inc. gives paid vacation to 43 percent and paid sick leave to one in six workers. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, HDR, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly all workers participate. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for HDR, Inc.


29 %
71 %
$40,000 - $80,877
$50,664 - $100,960
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

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